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8:30 eastern time. it's the first round of air strikes in syria after weeks of targeted bombings in iraq. i'm erika gonzalez. >> congress gave president obama the green light to strike isis in syria last week. it's where that group is head quartered. darcy spencer is monitoring the latest developments from the live desk. darcy? [ inaudible ] -- around the city, including the group's headquarters, weapon depots, training sites and troop encampments. fighter jets made the first past. that's being followed by drone attacks and tomahawk missile strikes from a destroyer in the red sea. the pentagon says partner forces are also taking part in the strikes. sources tell nbc news, that
includes saudi arabia, the uae, jordan, and qatar and that they're involved operationally. the white house assured congress the arab nations would take part in beating back isis. the pentagon says given that these operations are ongoing, we're not in position to provide additional details at this time. the decision to conduct these strikes was made earlier today by the u.s. central command commander under authorizer authorization granted him by the commander in chief. on top of these strikes, the uk launched four strikes in iraq today. at the live desk, i'm darcy spencer. >> of course this all comes on the eve of the president's trip up to new york for the u.s. general assembly tomorrow, where he says, in his own words, his job is to rally the world to defeat this threat. during a white house briefing today, officials talked about foreign fighters both in europe and the u.s., who have gone to train in syria and could
potentially come back and pose a threat. we could hear from the president before he leaves for new york in the morning, look for updates on news 4 today starting at 4:26, and the latest overnight developments on nbc washington.com. erika? >> the other big story in washington tonight, security at the white house. we are now hearing from the ex-wife of the man who jumped the fence and made it inside last friday. there are also new questions about why the suspect wasn't stopped sooner. news 4 jackie bensen is outside the white house with the latest. jackie? >> well, we can tell you there are new security measures tonight, including the barricade you see behind me and something we saw about a minute ago for the first time in decades here. we were all ordered off the sidewalk in front of the white house at exactly 11:00. the secret service will also review an incident last month when the same man was found with
a hatchet by the white house. by that point, they say omar gonzalez should have already been on their radar. >> this is the mugshot of white house intruder omar gonzalez taken july 19th after his arrest for reckless driving, eluding police and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. a search of the iraq war veteran's vehicle found legally owned rifles, some equipped with scopes and could be used by a sniper. and what's described as a map of washington, d.c. with a line drawn to the white house. a spokesman said the weapons were stored for safe keeping and both the atf and the secret service were notified about the arrest. prosecutors revealed that in late august secret service officers stopped him near the south lawn of the white house after they noticed a hatchet in his waist band. he was released after a search turned up no weapons.
but then last friday night, gonzalez was back, he jumped the fence and managed to get inside an unlocked front door of the white house. court documents say he had a vg 10 folding knife, similar to this one in his pants pocket, 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete was found in his car. his ex-wife spoke by phone. >> i want him to get treatment. he doesn't need to be punished. he didn't go to the white house to hurt obama. >> a review is ushd way to find out why trained attack dogs were not deployed as they have been in the past. >> thank you, sir. >> i'm grateful for all the sacrifices they make on my behalf -- and my family's behalf. >> gonzalez will remain jailed until his next court appearances. >> jackie, thanks. now congress is launching its own investigation tonight. the house oversight committee is calling on the secret service
director to explain what the agency is doing to address the breach. one possible security measure isn't getting much support. some d.c. lawmakers and visitors say requiring pedestrians to pass through a checkpoint before walking near the white house would go too far. >> right now, yellow caution tape in northeast d.c. after an underground power transformer exploded. fire workers rushed to the scene and an investigation is under way. pepco estimates all power will be restored by 2:00 in the morning. we were told that school will be canceled at eastern tomorrow. we could learn tomorrow what police found inside the car that they believe hannah graham was riding in the night she disappeared. police expect lab results from that search to be available tomorrow. investigators collected more evidence from the home of jesse
matthew today. he's now wanted on reckless driving charges after speeding away from police over the weekend. his landlord says tonight, it's hard for her to believe that matthew was involved. >> i'm horrified. i'm in shock. >> do you believe he could have anything to do with her disappearance? or do you think it's unlikely? >> he seems a mild man. >> digital bill boards are also being used in an effort to find hannah, the space is being donated for free. a new request tonight for investigators looking for children who have been missing for two weeks now. police released two pictures of cars that jacob and sarah hoggle may have been riding in when they went missing. they're asking for video of the car in hopes of finding a better time line. the mother went missing around the same time, but turned up
four days later. she, however, is not cooperating with police. and tonight, parents in virginia say they can no longer trust a local daycare after learning that a teacher was fired for biting a toddler. police arrested theresa brown on charges of assault and battery. she worked at the goddard school in wood bridge where investigators say she bit a 13-month-old boy so hard that it left a mark on his shoulder. news 4 spoke to brown today. she wouldn't go on camera, but told us that she didn't bite anyone, and thinks that another child did it. >> turning now to the forecast, there's officially a fall chill in the air tonight, and it sounds like we may have some rain to come with it before too long. >> fall officially arrived in the last hour. and the first morning of fall, it's going to be a cold one. the numbers out there, already down to 50 degrees. that means the upper 40s are next for you. still 62 in the city.
55 in reston. you're going to walk outside tonight or early tomorrow morning and you are going to notice a definite chill in the air. the jackets tomorrow, but then, get ready for the umbrellas. we have some rain and could be a lot. i'll explain in just a minute. >> thank you, doug. a fairfax county business goes up in flames and tonight investigators are trying to find out what caused this blaze. a viewer sent us this video of heavy fire and smoke pouring otf this afternoon. chopper 4 flew over and found heavy damage to a large part of the greenhouse. no one was hurt. a new place to walk and bike and enjoy a water-front view. now you can weigh in on how this d.c. spot should look. a public-private partnership wants to built a huge green space on the foundation of the old 11th street bridge. it would link the park area with
ana costia by 2018. the committee will take the favorite design into consideration for choosing a finalist. next at 11:00, the news 4 iteam uncovers a dangerous trend that can be deadly. >> literally right in front of the trains. >> what's being done to stop being from illegally crossing railroad tracks and where it's happening most. >> there's no excuse. >> the baltimore ravens fire back about the ray rice case and why the owner says, consider the source. >>
nothing but october, that's the slogan as the nationals head into the playoffs next week. banners featuring some of your favorite players have been installed now on nearly 300 light posts near nats park. playoff tickets went on sale today and they went fast, folks. coming up in sports a bit later, find out how to get your hands on some. a police officer's personal vendetta against the legalization of pot in washington state has backfired. seattle's prosecutor is throwing out every ticket written in that city so far this year for public use of marijuana. he says, of the 100 tickets issued so far in seattle, 80% came from one officer. that officer even wrote on one ticket that the pot law is silly. the people who paid a fine will be refunded. that officer has been reassigned.
trouble near the tracks. more than 100 people hit, hurt, or killed along train tracks in the d.c. area in just the past three years. our cameras caught some trespassers pushing their luck. as scott mcfarland discovered, getting on top of those busy tracks is easier than you think. >> what you're about to see is technically a crime. a crime news 4 iteam cameras captured over and over and over again. since september 2011, at least 107 people in virginia, maryland, and d.c., have been hurt or killed doing this. trespassing, walking on the tracks. including along these tracks in prince georges county. >> the tracks are the fastest way to get from point a to point b. it's much shorter. >> walter knows the risk it brings. his daughter, mary. >> she literally was pinned to the front of the train. >> was hit and killed by a csx
train while walking on the tracks here just north of the station in 2012. >> so my guess is, she froze. it threw her. her neck was snapped. >> walter keeps a wall of photos, her art, and her ashes in a bedroom. >> a beautiful girl, talented, smart. >> reporter: but she's not the only one killed walking the tracks in recent months. far from it. look at this, the bushes give away near the tracks so many people have crossed through here, there's a bit of an informal walking tracks. so we deployed cameras around the area to see if people would cross. and they did. including this man. >> are you concerned it might not be safe to cross those tracks? >> i look both ways. >> you been doing it for a while? >> yeah. >> he drove here from out of town, parked his track on one side and climbed over the tracks to shop at a store on the other. he said it was easier than driving through traffic. >> did you have any concern the train would sneak out of nowhere
and clip you? >> they can be very quiet. i have a 30% hearing loss, so i look both ways. >> within five minutes of arriving, we spotted trespassers in river dale, in hyattsville and in beltville, where lourdes gomez tried to cross, before she got hit, knocked out cold, broken bones, and her teeth knocked out. i knew that i was running a risk, she says. but that she doesn't see a no trespassing sign or any fences. >> our iteam cameras and crews didn't see any trespassing signs at any of the three locations, nor any fences to block track climbers. so we asked csx why, and the agency declined multiple requested for interview, instead issuing a written statement, saying, we do install signs and placards along the right-of-way
when possible, but these are frequently vandalized. education and awareness campaigns are used. >> see tracks, think train. >> they have their own police force to patrol the tracks and has come into contact with 150 trespassers, in some cases, turned them away, some cases, arrested them. >> walter worries for more because of his daughter who made itn the tracks anyway. >> a federal railroad dins dent report found the number of people hit is down slightly in the past year. but the number of deaths and injuries nationwide is rising. this story started with a tip. if you have something for the iteam to check out, call 202, 885-4444, or e-mail them at news
4 iteam.com. >> it's going to be chilly tonight. >> let's get this playoff beard going, jim. pulling it out for the nationals. i tell you what, it's going to be really chilly. you'll walk outside tomorrow and you'll go, woo, what was that? and that, mother nature bringing in some fall weather. the first official morning of fall, and it will feel like that, temperatures in the 40s across the region. a pretty nice shot city wise. that urban heat island keeping things warmer. currently at 62 degrees. winds out of the north at 10 miles per hour. the northerly winds will help things feel cooler. still 54 in manassas. 54 to winchester. so pretty cool. waking up tomorrow morning, here's what to wear. you know the jackets are going to be a necessity, maybe the long pants.
you won't need the umbrella. however, by wednesday, i think we will need the umbrella. talking about cold, there's a frost veadvisory. the first one of the season. it's not going to get as cold, anywhere near our region. we normally don't get our frost until late october into november. not worried about that. radar is clear. this is just some ground clutter. no worries about that. no rain tonight. however, tomorrow, we'll start to see something happen. we have high clouds moving in across our region. that's from the storm to the south. this system has a lot of moisture associated with it, and eventually a lot of that moisture will make a beeline to our region. as it does, we'll be seeing our rain chances on the increase. future weather, starting tomorrow, 8:30, just higher clouds that we're dealing with. some sunshine tomorrow too. tomorrow afternoon, another beautiful day. i really do think tomorrow will be a fantastic afternoon, even
though we'll start off quite cool, by noon, you could take off the jacket. wednesday morning, here's the cloud cover. what about the rain? here it comes around 9:00 on wednesday night. it could be fairly heavy in some locations. i think it could even last through the day on thursday. i know the redskins play on thursday. hoping that it's out of here by game time, but we could be in for a pro longed rainy period. something to watch. tonight, here's what we know, clear skies, cold in the suburbs, down to about 40, to 51 in the city, a definite chill. tomorrow afternoon, highs in the upper 60s to around 70 to the west. plenty of sunshine in the afternoon. as we move through the next couple days, we lose the real chill as we move back to around 75 on wednesday, but a better chance of rain. i've upped these chances on wednesday and thursday. 72 degrees on thursday, north easterly wind, and we're not done with the warm weather just
yet. back up to around 80 degrees on saturday and sunday. so a little taste of fall and then a little bit of summer, just going, wait a second, i'm not done yet. >> looking good out there. the leaves are starting to change. the beards are out in full swing. it's getting there, guys. it's getting there, keep it up. >> we got another week or two to go. >> injuries piling up for the redskins today and the toughest loss isn't just felt on the field. jason's up next. know that chasing performance can mean lower returns and fewer choices in retirement. know that proper allocation could help increase returns so you can enjoy that second home sooner. know the right financial planning can help you save for college and retirement.
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deangelo out for the rest of the season. going to hurt. >> the worst part, it was a non-contact injury, very unfortunate situation. the list of injuries for the redskins is getting longer and longer. they're already without their starting quarterback, their starting tight end, their starting nose tackle and now you can add your best cornerback to that list. deangelo hall is done for the season after tearing his achilles yesterday. it's not just his play on the field, but his leadership that will be greatly missed on defense. >> he's a veteran guy and has that experience that you can't coach. he communicates well with the young guys, a great leader by example. but to lose not just the player of deangelo, the person and the leader, it's a big blow. not going to lie. >> could have been a lot worse. could have been acl. could have been something, you know, that was quote/unquote, a bigger deal than an achilles. so this being injured thing is kind of new for me, so i'm going to heed the advice of all these
people and i'm going to listen to them and i'm going to come back better. >> over in baltimore, the ravens released a statement denying a report from espn about how they handled the ray rice case. it claims they tried to cover up some information, and that owner steve bisciotti asked commissioner roger goodell for leniency on rice's punishment. >> almost everything in there is anonymous, but it's clear from the subject matter that there's -- it's ray's attorney, it's ray's agent, and it's ray's friends. and, you know, they are building a case for rein statement. and the best way to build a case for rein statement is to make everybody else look like they're lying. >> now bisciotti also went on to say that no one in the organization for the ravens will lose their job due to the handling of this ray rice incident. we go from football to baseball
now. nationals fans are ready for playoff baseball. tickets for the nlds went on sale this morning and sold out in 17 minutes. you can still purchase standing room only tickets the day of the games. until then, just seven more regular seasons contests for the nats. they had the night off tonight. tomorrow they're back at it against the mets. elsewhere, the orioles visiting the yankees. derek jeter in his last series at yankee stadium, he's retiring after this year. every single standing ovation he got tonight, he earned it. drives in a pair of runs in the fifth inning, giving the yankees a 4-0 lead. jeter with a two-run double, three rbi in the game for the captain. on the mound for the yankees, michael panetta. he was dominant. top of the sixth. he's getting jonathan scope. can't catch up to that fastball. then in the seventh, nelson cruz, can't handle the breaking stuff. eight strikeouts, just one hit allowed, 7 1/3 innings of
shut-out baseball. yankees win this one 5-0. a few more things for you. d.c. united head coach ben alton signed a five-year contract extension with the team, pluss some preseason hockey tonight. the capitals fell short in philadelphia to the flyers 5-4, but they did win two fights in that game. so that's good news. >> in the preseason that's counts. counts. >> yeah, it
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